Coming soon - Sonny Lubick Field
"I'm pleased, on behalf of the board of governors and myself, to announce the naming of the football field on behalf of a great coach and a true friend," said Colorado State President Albert C. Yates. The announcement came today at a press conference announcing a $15.2 million gift to athletics from the Bohemian Foundation to dramatically renovate and expand Hughes Stadium and add a much-needed new surface for the practice facility. The $15.2 million gift to athletics is part of the record $20.1 million gift from the Bohemian Foundation also announced today. "Sonny Lubick is the embodiment of the university's commitment to building a quality program by caring about student athletes and playing by the rules," said Pat Stryker, president of the Bohemian Foundation. "I'm thrilled to be able to recognize that commitment, and Sonny's character, through this gift." "This is monumental in many ways," said Jeff Hathaway, director of athletics at Colorado State. "It assures the growth and continued national prominence of our football program and the entire athletic department, and it also honors Sonny for his unwavering commitment and unmatched success." The gift will add the following improvements to Hughes Stadium and the football program: FOOTBALL PROGRAM UPGRADES New artificial turf for the practice facility. New artificial turf for the playing surface at Hughes Stadium, which will become "Sonny Lubick Field." FAN AMENITIES Two new scoreboards and one new giant, state-of-the-art video board on the south side. The scoreboards will dramatically improve instant replay capability and provide fans with upgraded statistical information and graphics. New concession stands and restrooms on the north end of the stadium, adding 5,000 square feet of concession space, good for a 71 percent increase, and a 36 percent increase in restroom facilities. Paved parking areas on the northwest and southwest sides of the stadium to increase and improve space for donors, season ticket holders and fans. An 18 percent increase in capacity at Hughes Stadium. SUPPORTER AMENITIES Major enhancements to the Rams Horn club-level seating area, including added restroom facilities, a second elevator, additional seating, expanded dining amenities, new windows and increased space for easier movement within the area, along with renovations and improvements to the press box to accommodate increasing media attendance. The addition of 16 suites available to major donors, which will include catered food service, luxury seating and television monitors. I am truly honored and humbled by the support of Pat Stryker and the Bohemian Foundation," Lubick said. "Her commitment to academic and athletic excellence is second to none, and we plan to continue to work as hard as we can to honor her faith in us."
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